Category Archives: coronavirus

Group prioritizes ways to spend Rhode Island’s COVID relief money

Group prioritizes ways to spend Rhode Island's COVID relief money

The Rhode Island Foundation brought together a number of community leaders to prioritize ways to spend the $1.1 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Money that has gone unspent until now in Rhode Island under an effort called “Make it Happen: Investing for Rhode Island’s Future”.MORE

RI stresses importance of flu shot

RI stresses importance of flu shot

Rhode Islanders are being encouraged to get the flu shot in addition to a COVID shot, and the state’s Lieutenant Governor Wednesday rolled up her sleeve to get the vaccination. MORE

Johnson & Wales University sues insurer over pandemic losses

Johnson & Wales University sues insurer over pandemic losses

Johnson & Wales University is suing its insurer over financial losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic, alleging the company breached its contract because it did not allow the university to claim pandemic-related economic losses.MORE

Governor unveils plans to spend $113M in federal money

Governor unveils plans to spend $113M in federal money

Gov. Dan McKee disclosed his plans Thursday to spend about $113 million of Rhode Island’s more than $1.1 billion in federal relief funds on essential needs including affordable housing, support for small businesses, and bonuses for child care workers.MORE

Roundtable discussion on RI childcare needs

Roundtable discussion on RI childcare needs

Governor Dan McKee Wednesday began laying the groundwork for his plan to quickly spend some of the $1.1 billion in COVID aid from the federal government, convening a roundtable discussion with about a dozen people involved in childcare, one area he said has been under funded since before the pandemic.MORE

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